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Old 12.08.2011, 12:08
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Re: Washer + Blower

Assigned schedule can mean so many things so as already mentioned, find out what that means. We are luckier than most in that we only have 8 families sharing the one washer and it's on a sign-up basis so while it's usually a once a week thing, if you find you need more and there is an open block of time, you can sign up for another time.

The biggest challenge for us was that the building only had the blower and no tumbler - and that room was on the same schedule as the washer so you essentially end up having to bring your clothes to your apt and hang them wherever you can to dry! made no sense at all. Yes, it is not eco-friendly to use a tumbler, but after 6 months of dealing with crusty towels and a day of underwear being hung over the back of the couch, we bought a tumbler ourselves and have it in our apt....you need permission to do this but we didn't have any problem with the agency on this one as we had the type of tumbler and location all included in the information we gave them.

Not sure if I would pass up the apt though - it's not the easiest thing to find places, and for us, we have an amazing view of the lake and mountains to enjoy so dealing with the laundry was worth it! like a lot of other things that is a bit different from home, you tend to just get used to it or find other solutions after a while
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Re: Washer + Blower

what you can do, is buy a dryer and have an electrician look into hooking it up with ample power.

SO use the cellar washer, and use the dryer in your apartment.

Just make sure you ask your prop mgmt co first.

we are in the process of installing a washer and dryer in our apartment, it never had one before so it will take some wiring/Piping work, but the mgmt co is ok, just as long as their selected firm does the work.
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Indeed, tho most dryers will tend to need 3phase power which might not be quite so easy in an apartment... or it might be there waiting
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Oh and if you want to save yourself a small fortune don't buy white goods over here!!! I just yesterday brought a replacement miele washer over the boarder and we saved MEGA$$$$$$$!!!!
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Thanks all! This is all good information going forward.
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'Apres mois le deluge' eh Lib?
I'm still using the drier too though, because I've had enough of the police inspectors in the laundry-room giving me a bad time for being five minutes late taking my stuff off the lines
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I like the blower, as the clothes still smell nice after they have dried
That's incorrect, the clothes smell fresher and are softer with a tumble dryer. The blow thing makes em hard and they sometimes smell like basement (depending where you live).
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Re: Washer + Blower

My only contribution to this thread is ..... The blower thingy is fine - it actually sucks in all the moisture - and you got to empty out the water at the end of your drying time.
Clothes don`t stink of basement, unless the others are not cleaning it after their turn. You gotta clean it .... sweep and wash the floor every time!
You do need a Basement Watchperson!... yourself or the Hausfart ( I lurve that word ...... the one who farts in the house makes the most noise)

If you do install your own private tumble dryer - if you use it after 8pm and before 7am or on weekends after 1pm on Saturdays ... then you use electricity at the LOW rate.

Same as only switching on the dishwasher after 8pm at night.

And now .... I go to take my laundry off the windy-drier out in the garden - it smells MUCH better than all the gadget driers!
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